Main Policy Area II - Maximising the contributions of sport to sustainable development and peace

There is an increasing acknowledgement that sport, as a universal language, can contribute to a culture of peace within and among nations. Sport is recognized as an excellent mean of fostering reconciliation between divided communities and of alleviating the most profund social tensions. 

As recognized by the Berlin Declaration, the major sport events may leave tangible and intangible benefits for the host country's society and economy. For countries to benefit, the entire process starting with the bid has to be managed in a sustainable manner taking into consideration the needs of all stakeholders, including local residents.

Every participant in sport must be empowered through sustainable development to attain a level of achievement which corresponds to their capabilities and interest. 

 

Sport for Development and Peace and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

http://thecommonwealth.org/sites/default/files/inline/CW_SDP_2030%2BAgen...

 

The Commonwealth - Enhancing the Contribution of Sport to the Sustainable Development Goals

https://www.dropbox.com/s/lsesxn7quy24hw4/Enhancing%20the%20contribution...

 

The Commonwealth Guide to Advancing Development through Sport

http://www.keepeek.com/Digital-Asset-Management/oecd/commonwealth/develo...

 

Commonwealth Youth Sport for Development and Peace Working Group “Sport for Development and Peace Youth Advocacy Toolkit”

http://www.yourcommonwealth.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/SportforDevelopmentandPeaceYouthAdvocacyToolkit.pd

 

The Commonwealth “Strengthening Sport for Development and Peace: National Policies and Strategies” http://thecommonwealth.org/sites/default/files/inline/Strengthening%2BSport%2Bfor%2BDevelopment%2Band%2BPeace%2BEB.pdf

 

SDP International Working Group - Governments in Action Report

http://www.righttoplay.com/moreinfo/aboutus/Documents/Governments%20in%2...

 

SDP International Working Group report “Harnessing the Power of Sport and Development for Peace: Recommendations to Governments”

http://www.righttoplay.com/moreinfo/aboutus/Documents/Sport%20For%20Dev%20(Summary)%20-%20ENG.pdf

 

 

Coalter, F. (2008) “Sport-in-Development: A Monitoring and Evaluation Manual”, UK Sport. https://www.sportanddev.org/en/article/publication/sport-development-monitoring-and-evaluation-manual

 

SDP International Working Group (2007) “Literature reviews on Sport for Development and Peace” http://www.righttoplay.com/moreinfo/aboutus/Documents/Literature%20Reviews%20SDP.pdf